A group of colleagues in a conference

Master of Social Work - Resource Articles

Social work is an evolving field. Learning what challenges you’ll face and ideas for solving problems can help you as you navigate your social work career. On this page you’ll find articles about trends, initiatives and more in the field of social work.

A Social Worker's Guide to Working with Children

  • Social workers are tasked with improving people’s overall wellbeing, especially the most vulnerable populations. It’s no surprise that one of the largest fields of practice in social work is healthcare.

  • Once established, a strong community generates a participatory energy that makes residents feel integrated and empowered. This sense of community brings out the best in people, and inspires them to do more for themselves and those around them.

  • Once established, a strong community generates a participatory energy that makes residents feel integrated and empowered. This sense of community brings out the best in people, and inspires them to do more for themselves and those around them.

  • Do you have the desire to help others? Learn what it takes to answer the call and become a social worker. What does it take to become a professional social worker?

  • Social workers wear many hats—advocate, organizer, facilitator, counselor, case manager—and they need a well-rounded set of skills to be successful. Although it may seem that the diversity of social work as a practice requires an almost limitless range of knowledge and expertise, a social worker

  • Getting your Master of Social Work online can be a great way to boost your career or shift career paths, while allowing you the flexibility to balance work, family and school. Here are some guidelines to consider when researching an online MSW program.

  • As more attention is given to the stress related to military service, military social workers find themselves in greater demand. Read more to learn about the causes and effects of post-traumatic stress, and how military social workers can help those in need.

  • Adopting a child is a big transition for parents and children alike. Social workers can help smooth the transition, helping families successfully bond and find happiness. Here are some ways social workers help families build their connections.

  • Social workers are exposed to trauma through the stories and emotions of their clients, which can lead to compassion fatigue. Here are the warning signs and steps to combat the symptoms of compassion fatigue.

  • Although social workers help individuals from many different walks of life, they are particularly valuable to women. According to The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women, the majority of people living in poverty are female.

Pages